Once thought under control, Tuberculosis (TB) had begun to make a comeback. Incidences were rising around the world, including in developed countries. The trend was so serious, that fifteen years ago, the United Nations set the goal of reversing incidences of infectious diseases like TB by the end of 2015. Tuesday was World TB day and for today’s Global Activism, we’ll get an update from long-time Global Activist Dr. Shelly Batra. She’s founder and president of Operation Asha. It’s an NGO that delivers mass treatment of TB to underprivileged populations around the globe.
PHOTO: Courtesy of Operation ASHA